Price paid: $ 450
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
The Warlock will suit you only if you are into the rock (& roll) genres. I don't have a big amp, but it says enough on its own without a fancy amp. I use a FAB Danelectro Metal Stopbox (pedal) that gives it a crunch that most Metal fans will be familiar with. It goes fine with any other effects as well. The noise factor really depends on how good you are and what you are using, if anything. It really has a variety of great sounds, good clean and gain. I also recommend using Monster Cables for a precise and clear tone.
Overall Impression — 10
Again, if you are into Rock genres, then this is for you. I have owned mine for two years, and it still is running, if you will. I use it in conjunction win Danelectro petals. Before I bought this, I didn't know much about guitars. If you are still a little confused about it, ask a salesperson at your local Guitar Center. They'll tell you what you need to know. If I were to ever lose this, I would get another one, simply because I would miss the amazing tone and style of my beauty. I love that range of tones this thing can dish out. What I don't like is tuning and the head. The G always gets me (Maybe I should upgrade tuners), and the head sticks out that I'm afraid I will hit it on the ceiling and break it. Maybe I should upgrade tuners. My favorite feature is the knobs. Chrome looks sharp.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar will go where you will. People say "ooh" and "aaah, shiny." Yes, it can go Live as long as you can. The hardware is pretty decent, but if you don't take care of it, the screws around the pickups might rust. But not badly. It has a good pair of strap buttons, they've held all of my straps. That's saying a lot. You can depend on it, but as I have said before: just take care of it. The finish is glossy, so I recommend that you clean and/or polish it once every one to two weeks.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
I didn't find any flaws at purchase, except that the new stings had to be broken in. I have No Doubt that the builders at B.C. had the consumer, as well as the player in mind when this was made. Although, the nut will get cut into, but (I hope) that's normal.
Features — 9
The B.C. Rich Revenge Warlock has many great features, such as Diamond inlays, a Rosewood fingerboard, and chrome hardware. This beauty was made Circa 2006, from Japan. This guitar has 24 jumbo frets on a hardwood neck. The finger board may be wide, that's a small price for a 25-1/2" scale. The volume and tone knobs are not labeled, but you can figure it out. It has a bridge selector with three different settings. It comes with a set of BCR pick-ups, that are Tune-O-Matic. Unfortunately, it (when I bought it) comes with no extra accessories.